Sailboat at Le Petit-Gennevilliers

By Claude Oscar Monet SKU:41402

"Sailboat at Le Petit-Gennevilliers" (1874) is a quintessential piece of Claude Monet's impressionist oeuvre. It portrays a delicate blend of atmosphere and light, accentuating the ephemeral beauty of nature. Monet's signature loose brushwork captures the water's shimmering reflections, creating an evocative image of tranquillity and the impression of a fleeting moment. This painting, rich in pastel hues, stands out for its distinctive focus on atmosphere over detail, marking a revolutionary departure from traditional realism, hence affirming Monet's pivotal role in shaping the Impressionist movement.

38 cm

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Claude Monet, a pivotal figure in the Impressionist movement, painted “Sailboat at Le Petit-Gennevilliers” in 1874. This artwork beautifully represents the creative principles of Impressionism that Monet is renowned for.

“Sailboat at Le Petit-Gennevilliers” is particularly special due to its exemplary execution of light and color, capturing a transient moment in time with astounding accuracy. Set in the French town of Gennevilliers, on the outskirts of Paris, the painting features a sailboat on the River Seine. Monet’s choice of scene was not arbitrary; the Impressionists were known for their love of painting en plein air, emphasizing natural light and its interplay with the landscape.

Monet’s prowess in capturing the iridescence and reflection of the sunlight on the river’s surface demonstrates his masterful understanding of natural light. The painting is adorned with short, quick brushstrokes – a classic Impressionist technique – that help capture the fleeting nature of the light and its reflection on the water.

What makes “Sailboat at Le Petit-Gennevilliers” even more extraordinary is its role in shaping the public’s perception of the Impressionist movement. Painted in the same year as the “First Impressionist Exhibition” in Paris, it is a testament to the revolutionary style that changed the trajectory of modern art.

Original size:
74 x 56 cm (width x height)
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183 cm

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